The Greater Manchester Strategy

There is a plan for Greater Manchester. It’s our Greater Manchester Strategy, called Our People, Our Place. It has been written by all 10 councils, the Mayor, the NHS, transport, the police and the fire service, with help from businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, and members of the public.

The plan explains our ambitions for the future of our city-region and the 2.8 million of us who live in the towns, cities, communities and neighbourhoods that make up Greater Manchester. It covers health, wellbeing, work and jobs, housing, transport, skills, training and economic growth.

We believe when we look at these things together we can make real changes.

Let's make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world.

Performance Reporting and Implementation Plans

The Outcomes Framework sits at the heart of the Greater Manchester Strategy and provides a set of headline measures and 2020 targets for each of our ten priorities. Performance against these measures indicates whether our overall direction of travel is in line with our ambitions. You can download the latest version of the performance dashboards on this page, which includes updated data to the end of May 2021.

Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) Implmentation Plan updates are presented at Greater Manchester Combined Authority meetings on a quarterly basis. From September 2020 these updates were presented alongside the Living With Covid Resilience Plan, which also includes updates on the GMS dashboards. 

The reports provide an update on activity and system developments in support of the implementation of the Living with Covid Resilience Plan. The report also provides an
update on the early stages of refreshing the Greater Manchester Strategy, and how this is being shaped and informed by the development and delivery of the Living with Covid Resilience Plan. Information is also provided on the extensive work underway to develop Greater Manchester’s collective ability to evidence, target and more effectively respond to inequalities present, and how these approaches are being developed and embedded as future ways of working.

View performance dashboards (external website, opens in new tab)

GMS Implementation Plan - December 2019 (pdf)

Living With Covid Resilience Plan

Quarter 1 2021 update and dashboards (external website, opens in new tab)

Quarter 2 2021 update and dashboards (external website, opens in new tab)

Quarter 3 2021 update and dashboards (external website, opens in new tab)

The Greater Manchester Model

The Greater Manchester Model outlines how public service delivery works in Greater Manchester. It will enable us to embed the principles of placed-based working and deliver the Greater Manchester Strategy.

Greater Manchester Model (pdf download)


Prior to "Our people, Our place", which is the current strategy document, Greater Manchester used the "Stronger Together: Greater Manchester" strategy. Archive documents are available here for reference purposes.

Stronger Together - Greater Manchester Strategy (archive documents)

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